I don't watch live TV. I also didn't watch the olympics, unless my mother decided she had to see show jumping (basically you ride horses and jump over obstacles) during dinner. I sometimes watch movies or shows, but definitely not as often as some people do. If Andy Zamoron would steal my TV one day it'd probably take me one week to notice and just another one to already forget about it.
I was recently wondering why this is the case and I came to the simple conclusion that nothing that is shown in live TV really interests me. I'm neither a sports guy, nor a cooking guy, nor a quiz guy. I rather look up information myself than watch documentaions and I'm staying updated on the news via internet for a long time now. So what are the themes I indeed would be interested in watching? My main interests are music, coding and gaming.
When I want to see live gaming I go to Twitch or Youtube. If RocketLeague would be a live competition in public TV I'd most probably watch it, but Twitch streams are just fine.
Coding is nothing you watch shows about. Movie makers can try to make it look as interesting as they want: When you're not the one in front of the machine, it's just boring.
So only music is left. There are quite a lot formats on music. I haven't found one yet that I didn't hate seconds after I first saw it. X-Factor (DSDS in Germany), Eurovision Song Contest and all that shit just makes me sick by watching it, and I think it's the same for any other musician. Or person with even the slightest affection for music. It's commercial, it's generic, it's the worst side of modern music culture.
Long story, short end: I want to present to you the idea of: Music olympics!
Artists from all around the world would show off their skills in various disciplines. It wouldn't be competitive, this just doesn't work with music, although the title "olympics" suggest it. The Olymp was the highest temple of the greek gods and was used to symbolize that the participants deserve highest respect for their skill. Artists from all around the world would write songs during the olympics. For one discipline, artist from various genres would be randomly matched to write songs together. As there would be no winning condition, the only objective would be the art itself, the process of publicly writing music. The olympics would close with a big final event for every discipline, where the songs where presented one last time.
This would be something I would look forwards to for four years. It wouldn't be commercial, it would be fair. It would be something both artists and audience would look back on even years afterwards.So tell me, why exactly doesn't this exist already?!
Do you think this idea makes sense at all? (At least in theory?) What kind of disciplines would you suggest?